Jr. Data Scientist
Innovative Defense Technologies

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

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Junior Data Scientist - Mount Laurel, NJ

Background Information:
Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT),provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking a Junior Data Scientist to be based in our Mount Laurel, NJ office.

Overview:
The Junior Data Scientist position offers an engineer the opportunity to utilize knowledge and talents as part of a collaborative team developing AI solutions for a growing company. Ideal candidates will not only have relevant background and experience in the field of AI/ML, but also demonstrate intellectual curiosity, strong programming skills, critical thinking, and eagerness to tackle challenging problems. A few of the responsibilities include supporting feasibility studies, assisting in the design of AI/ML and adjacent systems, implementing state-of-the-art AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning (AI/ML/DL) solutions, and helping develop data pipeline capabilities.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:
• Assist in the Design and Development of solutions to deliver AI/ML/DL models from problem formulation to a productized, deployable, maintainable capability
• Apply subject matter knowledge of AI/ML in creative ways to real-world business problems
• Establish and leverage data management frameworks to store, extract and analyze relevant data
• Use programming expertise and software engineering principles to integrate AI/ML or AI/ML-related capabilities into existing software frameworks
• Take ownership of solutions that meet software design, quality, and performance requirements
• Work with minimal supervision in a collaborative work environment to implement best-in-class solutions

Minimum Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, or other quantitative discipline, Masters Degree in a related area of study preferred

Required Skills:
• Previous experience in a ML or data scientist role, or meaningful project experience in an academic setting within the fields of AI, ML, or Computer Science/Software Engineering
• Fluency in a programming language used for data science, such as Python, Julia, or equivalent
• Experience using ML and DL libraries, such as scikit-learn, Keras, etc.
• Basic foundational knowledge of, and experience with, software engineering principles, practices, and techniques
• Knowledge of the mathematical foundations of Statistical Learning as it applies to AI/ML

Preferred Skills:
• Skills with other programming languages, such as Java or C/C++
• Experience with Big Data frameworks such as Spark, Hadoop, Hive, etc.
• Experience working with non-neural network-based applications of ML in areas such as data mining, clustering, rules-based learning, etc.
• Experience with application container platforms
• Familiarity with VMware or other virtualization software
• Familiarity with concepts from Information System design and Information Science

Competencies:
• Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
• Attention to detail
• Initiative, creativity, reliability, teamwork
• Ability to deal well with ambiguity, prioritize needs, and deliver results in a dynamic environment

EEO Statement:
Applicants, employees, and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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